Moultrie Observer


May 6, 2013

Police investigate numerous assault cases

MOULTRIE — A Moultrie man was arrested in a reported domestic dispute at a nightclub Sunday morning in a weekend that saw law enforcement agencies responding to a large number of assault cases.

Two of those reported incidents involved guns but did not result in any injuries.

On  Sunday, Guadalupe Ponce Torralba, 30, 194 Ridge Road, was charged with battery after employees at Latino’s reported an assault to an off-duty police officer who was working security.

Lorena Barajas told police Torralba attacked her after she refused to give him the code to unlock her cell telephone. Police were called to the night club at about 1:45 a.m.

Barajas told police that he hit her in the face, then grabbed her by the hair and slammed her head against the seat of the car they were standing by.

Barajas had swelling to the left side of face and blood on her ear, police said.

In other assaults:


Moultrie Police

• Brinda Trimble, reported Friday that a male companion pointed a gun at her in the 700 block of Fourth Street Northwest.

• Y.J. Davis, 100 block Seventh Street Southwest, reported Saturday that a female relative pushed him down to the ground and spat on him.

• Ashley Williams, 400 block Third Street Northwest, reported that a male companion hit her in the face during an argument and left with her cell telephone.

Williams had redness to the left side of the face, police said.

• Santanna Spradley, Moultrie, reported Monday that a female relative pushed her face and slapped her.

Spradley had no visible injuries and told police she did not wish to press charges.

• Everett Smith, 800 block Northside Drive, reported Sunday that a female companion threw a beer bottle at him, hitting him in the nose, during an argument.

• Michael Edwards, 800 block Northside Drive, reported Monday that a man in the apartment breezeway pushed him in the face and poured a beer over his head.

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